The members of Bridges and Powerlines met in New York City in late 2005. Drawing heavily from a set of musical heroes that included Guided by Voices and the wistful Elephant Six Collective, they worked to set themselves apart in the crowded NYC music scene. Their debut EP met with critical acclaim, described as “a taught example of why [bridges and powerlines] should be added to your list of bands to watch.” (IGN.com) The success of the EP attracted producer Chris Zane, who had helmed recent breakout records by Les Savy Fav, White Rabbits and Asobi Seksu. The band spent much of 2007 writing and recording while further developing their sound into equal parts nineties-styled indie-rock, psych-influenced harmony and analog synth intricacy. The band closed 2007 with a successful East Coast tour, a sold-out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge with Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s and a showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon. They will release their new record “Ghost Types” on their own imprint Citybird Records in April of 2008.

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